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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Boston Scientific Recalls Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheters

Boston Scientific has recalled all models of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall where the FDA deems a reasonable probability … Continue reading

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Jurors Hear Expert Testimony in DePuy Pinnacle Trial

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The bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant continues in the Northern District of Texas. For the past four weeks, jurors have been hearing arguments over whether the hip replacements are to blame for … Continue reading

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Arkray Recalls Glucose Test Strips Because of Inaccurate Readings

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Arkray USA, which makes products for diabetes management, has announced the recall of SPOTCHEM II Basic PANEL-1 Reagent Test Strip and SPOTCHEM II Glucose Reagent Test Strip used to test blood sugar (glucose) levels in patients with diabetes because these … Continue reading

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Texas Woman Sues 3M over Defective Surgical Warming Device

A Texas woman has sued 3M, accusing the company of selling defective surgical equipment responsible for a drug-resistant infection that led to a leg amputation. This case is the latest in a series of cases that argue 3M’s patient-warming Bair … Continue reading

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Hamilton-G5 Ventilator under Second Class 1 Recall This Year

Hamilton-G5 Ventilator Under Second Class 1 Recall

Hamilton Medical has issued a recall of more than 1,100 Hamilton-G5 ventilators because a software problem can unintentionally suppress ventilation alarms. The recall, posted on November 4, is the second Class 1 recall of Hamilton Medical ventilators this year, FierceMedicalDevices … Continue reading

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Baxter Vascular Patch Recalled over Difficulty Distinguishing Proper Orientation for Use

Packaging Caused Class I Recall of Peripheral Vascular Patch

After customer complaints of difficulties distinguishing the smooth from the rough surface of the Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch, Baxter International has announced the voluntary recall of four product codes of the vascular patch. The Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch is intended … Continue reading

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FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of the TigerPaw System II by Maquet Medical Systems. The TigerPaw II is an implantable left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device meant for use during heart … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Due to Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recall is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor with “Best … Continue reading

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Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline for hip implant recipients to enroll in the Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement has been extended to March 30, 2015. Patients who received a recalled ABG II Modular Hip System or Rejuvenate Modular Hip System still have … Continue reading

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Stryker Settles Hip Implant Cases at Expected Cost of $1 Billion

Stryker, a major manufacturer of hip replacement devices, said on Monday that it had reached a settlement in thousands of lawsuits involving now-recalled all-metal hip devices. The settlement could cost the company about $1 billion. The deal would represent one … Continue reading

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